Discusses key takeaways from the State Policy Academy focused on foster youth in postsecondary education, including approaches taken by Colorado, Iowa, Oregon and Texas, and considerations to assist policy development supporting foster youth attainment.
Discusses what happens to Latino students along the way from high school to the bachelor’s degree and into the workforce to shed light on why Whites are more likely than Latinos to earn a postsecondary credential. Colorado, with its fast-growing Latino population, is a bellwether state for explaining the college to career pipeline.
The rate at which Colorado students are going to college right out of high school has dipped, and those who do go are less prepared. And participation in programs offering college experience in high school has remained stagnant. Those takeaways detailed in the state’s recent annual look at the state’s higher education progress offer a better view of trends influenced by the pandemic.
University of Kansas students can now download a free app to help stay safe on campus. The Rave Guardian mobile phone app includes real-time interactive features that enable students to connect with a network of friends, family and safety personnel at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses.
The Kansas State Board of Education has established a temporary advisory council to improve and reform American Indian learning systems in the state. Cheryl Harrison-Lee, chairwoman of the Kansas Board of Regents, said the creation of the council will help state education officials as they try to close enrollment gaps for underserved Kansans.
When students walk through the doors of the Dodge City Community College Student Achievement and Resources Center (SARC), they can expect a calm, relaxed environment for tutoring, advising, studying and study hall.